BRUNSWICK — It seems appropriate that Teagan Wright would manage to conduct a phone interview while climbing a fairly vertical trail in Acadia. Not one to let a challenge get away, he parked himself at a good reception spot for as long as he could stand it, while keeping his “gotta go” instincts remarkably in check.

Wright is the creator, producer and host of an impressive and informative web/television show called “From Away,” and he’s just about to begin production on Season 2. The show is also a loving tribute to the Brunswick native’s state.

Originally produced in longer segments to fit a half hour on the local Fox 23 affiliate (airing on Sunday afternoons and available online), Wright is envisioning the next season as a series of shorter segments that can be assembled for half-hour slots on TV, or watched by fans in shorter bursts.

“With people watching so much content these days on their phones, or in a mobile way, the shorter segments just made sense to me,” he said.

Somewhat inspired by Mike Rowe and his work with “Dirty Jobs,” and very much inspired by previous experiences in television production, “From Away” offers a warm, human, and funny look at some of Maine’s industries that are a mystery to most of us.

From commercial fishing to bear research, white water rafting to craft beer brewing, Season 1 was a wild ride. Season Two will feature hockey, hunting, surfboard-making and taxidermy. We might also witness Wright “getting his ass kicked by an MMA fighter.”

“I learned from working on past ‘reality’ types of shows that there is a lot of faking a storyline to create drama. You don’t need to fabricate that,” he said.

Wright, who began working in television around the age of 18, both in front of the camera and behind it, was especially unhappy working on the show, “Mystery Diners,” on Food Network, and appalled at the false constructs that carried the episodes.

“That was the real genesis for the show,” he said. “One day I said, ‘What am I doing here?’ It was so bad. I’ve worked in a lot of trades — stern man, carpentry, all kinds of things — and people don’t really know what these worlds look like. The drama is in the hard work, and the lives of these people who do it.”

Occasionally, a segment will feature the (sped up) white board drawing skills of Wright’s friend and art teacher Brad Williams (“I can hardly draw a hangman,” he says). Wright’s entertaining scripts might describe the desire to give New Hampshire a swirly, for example, or lay out a brief history of lobstering and conservation issues. Williams’ effortless sketches come to life as Wright delivers his high-energy narrative.

Throughout the show, the jokes are fast and pointed.

In a segment on oyster farming, Wright describes the oyster maturing process as one that goes from oysters “enjoying fart jokes” to “reading Vonnegut,” and in another, he admits he may not really know what goes on at the Portland lobster boat races because he may have been “pretty sideways” while reporting.

A fan favorite is Wright’s grandmother, Marlene Barter, who opens each segment with a few words about her grandson. It’s pretty sweet, and, like Teagan, she doesn’t shy away from a little naughty behavior.

As much as Wright loves being challenged by new things — like skydiving — his favorites episodes so far have been more research driven. “Being able to learn more about something that I’m interested in, like conservation, I love that stuff,” he said. “The bears hibernating, that was absolutely a Top 3 life experience so far!”

As for the “crew,” he laughs. It’s pretty much Wright, and his cameraman. “We have to keep it small, and mobile, we go all over the place. We were out in the woods for four days in October with gear for the bear episode. It can really be a challenge, on such a tight budget.”

His audio tech, Craig Nelson, was on board for the first season, but may only be available for some of Season Two. Wright credits his director of photography and cameraman, Taylor Walker, with the “ability to do it all.

What about the name? Why “From Away?”

“Well, it’s like a double entendre,” he says, pronouncing the phrase very clearly and fancily, “You know, this state is just so huge, and each area has different cultures, geography, trades … it is sort of representative of that idea of ‘from away,’ but relating to the very different parts of the state.”

Wright also has a vision of taking the show outside Maine, to places like Montana, or Colorado at some point. “They’re so beautiful, with a lot of diversity. There’s a lot we can do with biology and that kind of thing.”

Having just wrapped up his second Kickstarter fundraiser to cover the costs of Season Two, Wright is silent for a minute when asked about that process. “O.K., so there is a big pine tree right next to me right now. I would rather, with all my might, ram my head into this tree, than have to do that again,” he said, cheerfully. “Really.”

Agreeing that the business end of things is not his favorite, Wright admits that the Kickstarter process is also kind of “awesome,” and that the close connection of crowd-funding brings out the best in him.

“The takeaway for me is the amount of good work that I owe to all those people who watch and support; I’m so grateful, there’s no better feeling in the world. It helps ensure that I put out the best product that I can.”

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